Compose a 1750 words assignment on crime and human nature. Needs to be plagiarism free! Wolfgang and Ferracuti’s “The Subculture of Violence” make equally valuable, but different contributions to the study of criminology. . In their work, the authors explain the theory of criminology and its purpose in social control and examine various approaches to the study of criminal behavior. . Wolfgang and Ferracuti offer explanations for the factors that drive homicide and other forms of violent criminal conduct. Ultimately the authors provide a generalized concept of the subculture of violence.
Wilson and Hernstein’s “Crime and Human Nature”
Wilson and Hernstein argue that many of the theories that explain criminal behavior are based on erroneous conclusions (Wilson and Hernstein 41). . For example, theorizing that economic difficulties increase the incidents of crime can encourage expectation of increased crime during “economic recessions” but will at the same time direct attention away from the possibility that “prosperity” could increase criminal conduct by loosening “social bonds” (Wilson and Hernstein 41). . The fact is, there is a number of factors that influence individual behavior and any realistic approach to theories in criminology must take account of the different factors that drive “individual decisions” (Wilson and Hernstein 42).
It is against this background that Wilson and Hernstein bring together most of what has been gleaned from the practice of criminal justice and academic discourse such as economics, sociology, psychology, and philosophy and apply this information to ascertain the underlying contributing factors to crime. . The authors then come to the conclusion that there are three root causes of crime. .
By looking at the statistics on the young male population, Wilson and Hernstein come to the conclusion that boys with low intelligence and anger problems are predisposed to commit crimes. . It, therefore, follows that if boys fitting that criteria increase among the population, an increase in criminal conduct will follow. .